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\ THE DAILY i ^PUBLICAN. We Always Gel Big Results TO-DAY'S NEWS TO-DAY. From advertising in the Daily Eppubli can. Bader Bros., 221 King Street JNESDAY. MAY 20, 1903. WILMINGTON", DELAWARE, ONEGENT ONECENT. GRAND JURY INDICTED LOCKYER TV Charged Murderous Assault "Several Offenders En= ter Plea of Guilty. GETS FORTY LASHES At yesterday afternoon's session the jury in the case of Howard P. Lewis, colored, charged with committing assault and battery upon the wife of the Rev. R. L. Iv. llal leek on the road from Middle town to Odessa, returned a verdict of not guilty. John W. Raison, charged with holding up and robbing Folia Man ured! was found r.ot guilty, but the court sentenced Raisen to ten days .n the county workhouse iu default at $25 fine for carrying concealed a deadly weapon. Howard and George Salmon, father aud sou, charged George Wiggins with stealing a watch from them at the point of a pistol on the public road between Middletown *nd Odessa. Wiggiu was adjudged guilty by the jury. V William Burnell, colored, who Droko iuto the house of Henry G. fcwavue, at Guyencourt. aud stole coats, pantaloons and a small sum pf money, aud had no lawyer pleaded guilty. He was sentenced kb two years in the workhouse, one hour in the pillory aud twenty lushes. , The grand jury r eported tbe fol mowing true bills: Larceny, John Clurk, William Fisher, two counts Igaiust Percy B. Wright, Maud Ricketts, George Jenkins, George Johnson, William Brown. , At the opening ot County Court this morning much time was coo mined in going over the court eaten tlar and arranging cases foi trial. I The first case Rocket called Evans, colored, charged with point ing a revolver. He pleaded guilty. Upon recommendation of his attor [ley George Lodge, who asked for leniency on account of previous good character, a fine of $10 and costs was nosed !» William Hamilton, colored, charg ed with the larceny ot four goat Ik I ns, property of the American Leather Company pleaded guilty. Isaac Emory, colored, charged with pointing a pistol entered a plea Df guilty. William Fisher, colored, charged •••Hi Hi o larceny i»f apockeLl'no.k and twit) hi money entered a plea of fitdty. Percy I. Wright was arraigned on two charges of larceny to each of which he pleaded not guilty, lie U represented by Daniel O. Hastings. In the case of Hamilton, Officer James T. Scott testified to his pre vious character and tho court in sentencing him remitted the lashes but imposed a sentence of six months in tho workhouse. Isaac Emory was fined $50 uud costs. In default of payment he will serve tkr workhouse. George Wiggins, colored, charged with the larceny of a watch, was sentenced to six months 1 imprison ment George .Shultz, charged with larceny, was dismissed as he was not the man wanted Charles Jolly, colored, pleaded guilty to highway robbery, his vic tim being Mrs- Rebecca Ford, from lie con i of the criminal as that of Adam months iu tiio whom he obtained (eased to tho police at tho ti bis arrest that he committed a similar offence some months before but it was embodied iu the present charge. Jolly was sentenceil to two years in prison, forty lashes uud one hour in the pillory. Hi in the caH3 r A jury wan dr: William II. El soy, colored, charged the larceny of forty-six from Mr. J. A. Fort uc. of Middletown. It whs alleged that tho money was taken from Mr. Fortner's butcher shop during bis absence. The jury after boing out for live minutes returned n verdict of guilty. Tho court impos ud u sentence of six months in workhouse. The boy had recently been an inmate of tho Ferris school. A jury was drawn to try the case of George Jenkins, colored, charged with larceny of cushions and straps the property of John P. Rothwell of Middletown. The case was still on when court until 1'lie grand jury returned the fol lrwing true bills: Assault with intent to com mit murder, W. II. Lockver; lar ceny Henry Baker, Frank Willi unis. John Whilticoe, Frank Lobe aaJ Samuel Davis. ri t! tin 0 o'clock. to >k a rcce MU-Mu Officers of the First Battalion, First Infantry N. G. D.. wilt hold a meeting in the Armory tills even ing to transact business incidental to tho Memorial Day parade. It is probable that the local battalion will pnrticipate.as bas boon tbe cus tom for years. Many (Jtirbagct C'uiupliiintii. Many complsiuts are being re ceived at the office of tho Board of Health Hist tile garbage contractors are neglecting to collect tbe gar bage. Some ol the housekeepers complain thatfor six weeks no col lections have been made. Threo 1'alr. ol Twin. In On# Family. Chester, May 19.—Throe tirneb have twins come to the home of Al bort VanZant, of Upland, near this city the last pair having been, born yesterday. They nre tiro fine Wealthy gif^jM (tt« dsUfi YT«lb r* Mooting PLUMBERS STILL OUT Work. But Strike A Few Men lCoturnert Continue)*. The plumbers' strike is unchang ed. One or two union men have returned to work at the Pullman shops hut those who are still out say tho union is better off without these men as they tried to induce others to return to work. Yesti# dav the Philadelphia plumbers visited Wilmington and in a game of base ball defeated tho local union's team by the score 28 to 8 In the evening the visitors wero treated to a smoker in the hall of tho Tom Moore club, Seventh an 1 Market streets. In the Shields' Library Hall last night, the Ladies' Auxiliary of the A. O. H. celebrated tho fifth anni versary of their organization A pleasing programme was rendered ana at its conclusion refreshments were served and thou dancing was indulged iu for two hours. Among the numbers ou the programme es pecially well received wero those of Miss Nellie Lynch, a leading young elocutionist, iu the "Swau Song," Miss Carrie Burke, iu a pleasing solo entitled True.'' The principal address was made by Eugeno Lovell. 'Danglilor. of I-uculiontas Klllertni Waneta Council, D of P , I. O. R. M. wero entertained Tuesday eveniug by a vory nice programme. Little Miss Janes sang and danced, Misses \ Olga and Mota Vandersloot snug, Miss Grace Goldberg gave a pinna solo, and Miss Daisy Kistler, elocutionist gave two recitations. Miss Kistler is a graduate of Dr. King's school in Pittsburg aud also the winner of the Diamond Medal. ry Celebration. "If Dreams Came oil. live line. Tho largest locomotive ever run over tho local division was brought to this city to-day from the Bald win Locomotive Works of Phila delphia. It was constructed for the Southern Railroad and specially designed to draw heavy freight trains. It will be completed and put iu running order in this city and then soul south. ■u K i Collision At l.clgo Moor. Shifting engine No. 11 and threo freight cars were in collision in tho Edge Moor yards ot the P. B. & W, railro ad about 11 o'clock this morn ing. The engine was slightly damag ed and brought to the local shops for repairs. No one was injured in the accident. LOCAL PREACHERS r Forty-fifth Semi-Annual Meet ing Will be Held on Friday. The forty-fifth semi-annual meet, ing of the Local Preachers and Exhorters Association of the Wil* ill ngton M. E Conference. the Asbury M. E. Church, vene Smyrna, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The programme promises t>bean Interesting one aud there will bo about twenty or more prescut The following will be the features' Frday evening, May 22nd, 7.15 o'clock sermon by the Rev. J.W. Wilkinson; alternates, the Rev. Alfred Brooks, C. Rutter. Saturday,May 23rd, 945 a. m., devotional exercises conducted by C C. Case; 10.30 a. in., opening service, followed by an address of welcome by the pastor, the Rev. Vaughan S. Collins; response by the Rev. Wm. T. Hammond and tne Piesident. the Rev. Joseph Derrick son; 2 .00 o'clock p. m. devotional deferred or miscellaneous excrc bUBluess; papers by the Revs. J. VV. Wilkinson, Daniel Green, Alfred Brooks. Alonzo Davie, N. L Jenny and C. A. Foster; reports of com- mittees. Saturday ev.niug, 7 45 o'clock, sermon bv the Rev. Alonzo Davis; alicrnat.*b, the Rjvs. N rid J. W. Harris, followed by L. ui; I service. Sunday, May 21th, 8 30 a. m., prayer meeting, conducted by tho Rev. <2. ('. base; lovefeast, 9 a. m., conducted by the Rev. (J. A. Foster; preaching, 10.39 u. in. by tho Rev. Daniel Green; alternates, tho Revs. William Stiiumel aud J. W. Fryer; 2 p. m . children's meeting, ad dressed by the Revs. N. L. Jenny, J. H. Thornton and William Stim mel; 3 00, Old Veteran's Meeting, but evoryiio ly is invited to partici pate, conducted by tho Rev- C. A. Foster; (I 30 p. m., Young People's Meeting,led by tho Rev. J. II. Thorn, ton; 7.45, preaching by the Rev. Dr J. H. Simms; alternates, the Rev. William T. Hammond and O. A. Foster; followed by revival service. PENNSY BUYS LARGE TRACT OF FARM LAND Tho Pennsylvania Railroad Com pany has purchased eight acres of high farm laud betwcou New Castle and State Road. The property be longed to Dr. John J. Black of New Castle, The object of the Penn sylvania Railroad Company In buy ing the property is to Bccuro the necess ary earth lo fill In at Edge Moor and Todd's Cut and also for the elevated railroad through this city. Temporary tracks are being laid to the new property and steam shovels hay* arrived and will start todlgout the material in a short time. Tha grading at Farnhurat hat about reached tbe limit of the railroad's property end a new site F? (WfL uBMx ,. -.. - ROOSEVELT MADE ADDRESS TO STUDENTS Spoke to 4M Scholars of Nevada State University Yesterday. MET OLD COMRADE RENO, Nev., May 20.—The presiden tial party arrived at Reno after a 317 mile ride from Raymond, Cal. Ten minutes later the train left by the Vir ginia and Truckee railroad for Carson. The president did not attempt to make a speech here, but talked first to ano, then to another. When his train started he kept waving his hand and saying, "Goodby, goodby." The president returned from Carson,. ind he and his, party were soon seated iti carriages and taken to the court house, where the president made an iddress. Afterward he was driven 'about town and later spoke to 400 stu dents at the State university. E. J. Barlow of Buttle Mountain, a rough rider, was one of the president's wallers. The president was presented with u string of Truckee river trout, fresh from their mountain home, and a ?ase of Nevada honey when his train passed through on its way to Carson. Secretary Moody, who joined the pres cient at Riverside, Cat, and who was loon to have loft for Washington, has accepted tho president's invitation to 20 through to Cheyenne with him. •ill be reached Saturday ■> llulKnriunN Favor l'ouoo. SOFIA, May 20.—The new cabinet's foreign policy will seek to be on the best of terms with nil the powers and with Bulgaria's neighbors, especially Russia, without losing sight of the in terests of the country. The govern ment's domestic policy will he a strict enforcement of the laws on the basis of equality to nil citizens without distinc tion of party. While it recognizes the difficulties of th% situation, the new ministry promises to do all in its power to serve the interests of all Bulgarians. The constitution of the new cabinet has caused great relief. It is generally believed that it will obtuin an amelio ration of the lot of Bulgarians in Tur key and at tho same time obviate a con flict with Turkey. Gin PITTSBURG, Mu threatened to destroy tho of (Honshuw. along I*iUaliyr.$?-ajgJ ''ostein railrad, br;>kc out in the plant o^iiie Glensliaw Glass conjpany. As sistance was summoned from Etna and surrounding boroughs. In addition to the total destruction of tli£ plant where the fire originated, it had al ready destroyed the plant of the Witt mer Brick company, the Jackson and Murray hotels and the residence of John IT. Moyers, the handsomest In tho 'town. The losi 000, with town is almost without lire protection, depending on a volunteer department. ystery. Olcnslinw Destroyed. JO.—A fire Which vliolc town is osti a tod at $100. pry I it tip insurance. The The •igi f tlie tiro is a \< Quarantine V • Ha v» tin. HAVANA, May 20.-President Ed mond Souchon of the Louisiana state board of health, Dr. George Tabor, heal 111 of Texas, and other o examining once to qunr ore dined by It is understood that no quarantine will be recommended. The partial slackness it ary regula offleer health officers •ho health conditions ii ref i (inline questions here President 'alma at the palace. In the enforcement of si tions at .Santiago, It is have been fully reformed. v announced, Ooot'Kiii Mob Kill KuNppct. VALDOSTA, (in., May 20.—A special that a mob from Madison. 'la., s entered that city, s 1 tho keys to the night watchman, took out Washington Jarvis, a and after o the jail fn hito man, Tying him some distance from the city tied him to a tree and shot hi to ffoiitli. Ho was noousofl of murupriiig lii.s cousin, John Waldrop. The i«ht watchman was blindfolded und held captive until the mob Mulshed its work. Trial of Holland lloain. G RE EXPORT, N. Y., May 20.-Tha Holland submarine torpedo boat* Plunger and Shark had their official government trials on Peconic hay and covered a two mile course, each firing a torpedo at the end of the distance. The Plunger exceeded the government re quirements in speed and tired the tor pedo with absolute accuracy betwi two flag buoys representing the vitals of a battle ship. Twi Ilnlln tiN ind Two Horae* Killed. SOUTH FRAMINGHAM, Mass., May 20.—During an electrical storm lightning kffled two Itnllun laborers and a pair of horses here. The men were employed on the New Haven road and had taken shelter under a tree. Upon search being made their bodies, as well as those of the horses, were found. nilxznril Cuu.t-. Grent I. BUTTE, Mont., May 20.—Northern nmt southern Montana report extremely heavy losses among lambs as a result of the snowstorm vailed. Tens of thousands of young lambs hnve fallen victims to the heavi est blizzard for Muy In tho history of this section. :hich lnid pro First Cnbnn Mlnl.ler. PARIS, May 20. -Senor Raphael Mer chan, tho first Cuban minister to France, Spain nnd Portugal, line pre sented Ills credentials to President Loubet. There was the usual exchange of courtesies. The minister will make his headquarters at Madrid, • ITALIAN CONVICTED IN C. S. COURT In the Uolted States District Court this morning the jury iu the case of Carmen Divoni returned a verdict of guilty. Divoni was charged with know Ingly and wilfully accepting and receiving his naturalization papers with the knowledge they had been obtaiued by a false statement.When the affidavit was presented to the court it was signed by the applicant by making Ills mark. In answer to ids counsel, John F. Connelly, of Philadelphia, be said that he always signed his name and never made his mark. □ District Attorney Byrne said It w not a case of making a false str ment under oath but one where so. one else made the false statement and then this man came here from Philadelphia and got the papers. Tho jury retired at 5 o'clock and at 10 o'clock bad not reached a verdict. Then Judge Bradford orderod the jury locked up over night, jurors wero not furnished with eots and spent the night sleeping in chairs or ou the tables. The court suspended sentence. Horae', Wild Flight. A horse attached to n lumber wagon of William Weldin ran away from the i Weldin Lumber yards ovor.VIaiket street bridge this morn-, ing. It was standing iu the yards and became frightened at the noise", of a circular saw. It dashed across Market street bridge narrowly es caping collisions with several other teams and crashed into the safety gate at tho railroad crossing, was broken to splinters and the horse continued its wild flight down the railroad tracks. It was captured at West street. The wagon was de molished, hut the ^horse was only slightly injured, The This 1 THE BRIDGEPORT STRIKE. All Quiet, but Trouble i* Sr.-tlilny Still. BRIDGEPORT, Conn., May 20.-Tlic strike situation is quiet, and with one single exception there was no violence , reported in the city last night. This Burnum avenue. Abraham Munt, a coal cart driver, called out an offensive name and threw a piece of coal which struck a motor man in tho face. Sheriff Hawley was near by, and he placed Munt under a rest. Three young men wore arrested for using offensive language to the non union men, and they were held unde* $300 bonds. No attempt was m after G o'oluek last ado to run the or Vow light. ^persons run, a jug troll' streets tlu'.ug Sheriff ifi wi nil the twenty-three w. ly asking that .jui-ditfi. towns report to him noon next Saturday, thinks that with the e< police it will he unnet the governor for state The sheriff . -operation of lIn* 'ssary to call ou id. Briber] BOSTON, May 20.—The charges of George J. Raymond, a merchant of this city, that Harry C. Foster of Gloucester, a member of the state sen ate this year as well as last, had de manded money of liiin to "save" a cer tain measure weft emphatically denied at the hearing before tho senate inves tigating committee. The accused sen* the witness stand about iliKation. I Unites. lie readily admitted Mr. Fob. n to fur tlier the proposed bill. With the intro auction of Mr. Butler to Mr. Raymond | •etiou with the s j - eurj'A Hodr RICHMOND, Vn., May 20.—A Htrong movement has begun in Richmond foi the removal of the body of Patrick ! Henry from ils present grave in Chur < lotte county to St. John's church yard In this city and the erection of a mar ble monument to the great Virginia or ator and leader of the Revolution. It,, was in .St. John's church that Hour: < made his famous speech ending, "Giv* t j me liberty or give me death." itor was twenty going to Mr. Raymond's office, but said response to a request from that gentleman, who asked him for ad- vice on a pending measure, ter tohl him that he had better employ counsel and suggested ex-Seuator Wil- lie did so i Butler as good liam A. Mr. Foster said his con case closed. To Tleiiio e Patrick - Little Bay, N. F„ Devastated. , ST roHVR N F May 20—Fire 1 HI. JO IS s, N- I-. May 2 U. ™ ! has devastated the mining town of Lit ; lo Bay, where a urge copper mme , p being worked Three cl.urcl.es, wi . J the clergymens residences, the minlr. b company's stores, the governmet f buddings and forty dwellings were d 'o»"l OSS IS estimated jWUXM). Two hundred m l fl ty pc, • sons are homeless, and relict Is bell b forwarded by the authorities. j 1 I '' PRICE OF ICE WILL SOON BE ADVANCED According to present iudicationf there will be a rise in the price o ice this summer. As yet none ha: been made but dealers say they cannot predict conditions a ahead. The crop of natural ice during the past winter was tin smallest ever gathered. The nl vanced price of coal may have some effect on the price of ice. Th present hot spell will not effect tin dealers because tho-' 11 " it i ,; or' tomiyy fly •: tor ice will natural,> oreil. aid when it becomes ly heavy the prjpep Wjijj9 »£• Wl'i .•■ut it u eouunu" VATED COSTS PENNSY MUCH MONEY The section of tho retaining walls of the elevated railroad at Fourth ptreet .has cost the railroad company jnore money than any one section they have erected along the whole >ine. It required thousands of dol lars to bail-1 the foundation walls. ■j Twenty five car loads of crushed Mtor.e had to be put into the exca tvatious to form a solid foundation for the walls. It also required severrl car loads o' sand and cement as the foundations are concrete. Phis was done on a small strip of the foundationsuudit is thought, the -ume process wilt have to he fol lowed from Fourth to Sixth street .*'bero the line will turn to the north ■vest. The ground is very damp slid at a depth of 12 feet water oozes freely from the soil and -Makes it hard to strike a solid basis. t South Side Republicans. la St Paul's A. U. M. P. Church 1 ist eveniug a largely attended Union Republican meeting was held. Addresses were made by Dr. Frantz. Francis 8. Bradley, the Rev. M. B. Henley, James MeKelvey, Oscar Welsh, Leliou Collins, Edward Congo, James II. been aud Charles H. Coleman. General Assembly To Meet he Fresbytsrian General Assam will meet at Los Angeles Califor •a to-morrow. The commissioners elected by the Freebv tery of New Castle to tile General Assembly were tbe Rev. J. L- Kstlin of Smyrna, the Rev. J. L. Irvine of Lower Brandywine, Eider iR. II. Hodgson of Rock Church,Md , find Elder W. O. Lankford ot Prin cess Anne. Freight Bushiest* increases. Freight is accumulating at the 1 4. & W. freight station in large ...n titles and the present force of on is too small to cope with the nintity of material that comes iu ' i the place. The company is ad vertising for more men, that it may be able to handle the trade. Has Fine l'liotograplis. The Rev. William M. Jefferis D. D. - '-rot tiie Calvary Episcopal , on his reccot trip to the das secured a fine lot of photo of scenes on tho islands, iiey show the country and the manners aud customs of the people. Preparing Gymnasium Members of the Y. M. C. A. are 'gaged in preparing their gymna n iu Ltae old building 1007 Market Tt will be used for the usual 'til such a Ume a3 the I inspector* Qualified YV. T. Groves and Harvey Wad man sat .'it"; the East Side Republican Association lastevening and quali fied the inspectors for the primary election to morrow. They will sit to-nigh' 'or the same purpose. >v r l < MET HERE Tpfw 1 V 'll At an adjourned meeting of the New Castle Presbytery held in Ceu tral Presbyterian Church yestcr terday afternoon members of that body refused to denounce alleged bribery and vote buying on parlio mentary principles. Those present were the Revs. T. A. McCurdy, J. L. Vallandigbam, Newark; W. L. Freund, F. II. Moore. Middletown; VV. II Logan, J. B. North, Snow Hill; T. C. Pot- '.er, Glasgow; R. A. Elwood, John L. Henderson, Charles S. Stevens, John R. Milligan, St. Georges; W. J. Rowan, Newark; J. Edgar i'rank- n ^ g Beattie Wylie, New Castle; aiders J. E. Price, Dr. Stewart, Newark; Theodore F. Clark, Dela- w;ir0 cityi Robert C. White, G 3 orgo- own . Mr Harris of East Lake and Senator II. C. Ellison of Summit 10 Bridge. The Presbytery was opened with prayer b" 'he 1 v. S. Beattie Wv- f Nev c. !.e. Moderator J. B. North ol Suow Hill, Md., was in the chair and Stated Clerk John R. ... Milligan was In his place. lo tIl0 early part of the seasion a from Georgetown Church was , accd m lhe hands of the Rev. ohn R „ eudcrson and acoeDted pint. The installation was'sot / f Julle 4th at 7 . 30 0 . cIock p . m . Th# folluvving resolution was of .. .. Cllurc it e , receiving linan clal al(1 from ur through the Pres t wUjle so receiving such aid, .ball not Increase their bonded ml debtedness without the consent oi tha rresbytery.'' Mr. Elwood moved that tho reso lution be laid on the table, and the Kev. \V. F. Lewis seconded the mo tion. Dr. Logau thought the Pres bytery should pass the resolution end also let Olivet increase Its debt. he resolution was carried. A call from First Church, this '.y, for the services ut the Hcv. aarlesS. Steveus was placed in his ands aud held by him under ad -.cment, his answer lo be given at no fall meeting uf l'reabytery. A call from East Lake Church to .he Rev. Mr. Seeley was held by Presbytery pendiug hla prescota bn of himself qualified to receivs tho day of pal P. N. S. I he Revs. Messrs. McCurdy, Mc iryle, Milligan and Logau and era A. L. Duyckinck of West Uiogbam, and J. J. Buck of Port msit were appointed a committee Mt resolutions on tho doalh of DUPONTS CONTROL BIG INDUSTRY Company Reorganized and Chartered Under Laws of New Jersey. CAPITAL $50,000,000 Tho E.I. duPontde Nemours Pow der Company, was incorporated in Trenton yesterday with a capi tal stock of *50,000,000 of which 823,000,000 is preferred aud $25, 000,000 common stock. Tho incorporators are William II. Buttou and William A. De Witt, of New York, and J. H. P. Reilly, of Hoboken, N. J. The local company coutrols.the Hazzard Powder Company, the Laf fan and Rand Powder C'ompauy, the Hercules Powder Company, the Repauno Chemical Company, the Atlas Torpedo Company and recent, ly purchased a number of mills in California and Pennsylvania. It also controls the Manufacturers' Con tracting Company whose main offices were recently removed here trom Newark. N. J., and which does tile constructing for the powder compaay. The main offices of the new company will be In tbe immense new office building which the company will erect in this city. There will not be another coucern in tbe world like ttis one when tho new organization has been completed. Li villi' Pictures at Century Club. Miss Mary L. Laeoh assisted bjr Miss Cause and Norris C. Morgan, as accompanists; Miss Wales, Miss Ethel Rogers, Leonard IS. Wales, Jr., In solos; Miss Margaret Banoard, Henry C. Conrad, the Misses Sparks, Weldin, Skortlidge, Wales, Savcry, Mrs. Browne, Mrs. Warner, George W. Sparks, Mr. Knowles, Miss Wales, Katherine 1\ Rico, Miss Jefferis, in pictures; Miss Leech and chorus, MissKaiherine Garrett and chorus in songs and Miss Mills, Mr. Middleton and Mr. Maxfield in a tableau, "Columbia's Reward,''gave an even ing of living pictures and music in the New Century Club last evening. The affair was for the bonefit o', the Young Women's Christian Associ ation, and wa9 a decided success. Want Law Knfoiccd. At tlie meeting ot Hie Wat mission yesterff ay afternoon a delega tion appeared in behalf of tile en forcement of tlie eight hour law. Just before tho labor delegation went belore the commissioners a coT'nuijicatlon had been received a'icilor jl). J l.e^-hurdt Die cited lual Com I (ri whose opinion was tlie labor measure was unconstitu tional and ho advised tlie board to take no proceedings under tho law. A communication was also re ceived from City Council which told of the act being approved] by that body. FrlendsliIp'ii Prospective Cliango. The members of the Friendship Fire Company are much agitated over the prospects of the company's moving from its present quarters and erecting a new building. If theduPont Company should buy the property which it is understood they arc contemplating, the Friend ship Company will erect a handsome and up-to-date building at 1010 Tatnall street. If the presentquarters are not sold the company will re main where it is. * Card ot Thanks. Mrs. Edward Russell wishes to return thanks to her many friends and also Friendship Conclave No. 1 Ileptasophs lltian Lodge No. 1 Shield of Honor, for the prompt payment of h a r claims upon tho death of her hus- band, Edward Russell. S. VV. M. and Corin- Ei Miss Helen Mar Wilson, the charm ing elocutionist, will beat Asbury M. E. Church this,Wednesday even ing at 8 o'clock. Admission 15 and 10 cents. COLDEY COLLEGE COMMENCEMENT Seventeenth Class Will be Graduated on June 4th. The commencement exorcises of tho Goldey Wilmiugtou Commercial College will be held in the Brand Opera House at 7.30 o'clock Thurs day evening, June 4tU. Tho programmes aro the most handsome over issued by a Dela ware institution, aud aro tho work of Philadelphia parties. The following programmo has been arranged: Music, beginning promptly at 7.30 p. m.; Prof. Samuel, Compton, Conductor; over ture, "Titama," Hildreth; Potpourri, "The Suitau of Sulu," Wathall; March, "The Strollers," Englander; Faculty, Quests and Graduates Enter, Invocation, the Rt. Roy. Leighton Coleman.8. T- D., LL. D.; Presiding officer, IIon.Qoorge Gray; Salutatory, Jessie Enos Carswell Patrol, "Tbe Saracon" DeKoven; Address George W. Twitraycr; Orleutal Rondo, "Halmar" Steele. Prcsantation of Diplomas, Prinai pal H. S. Goldey; March "TheCourt Jester" Smith; Characteristic Piece— "Dianthus'' Peters; unuual address, P. S. Henson, D. I) , of Brooklyo, N. Y.j popular songs —"rheClimai" O'Haro; ValediQtory, John Walter Boyer; Benedlotlofl, the ReV \V. L, S. Murray, Pli D., D. D.; ^larcU-JC Graduates, Professor Jr PRODUCE PRICES TO SOAR Lack of Cain Cans Scarcity of All Ktnd4 of (iardeii I'roduce. Unless it rains and the downpour attempts to make up for past, defici ency, Hie people of this city will pay high price* for their fruit ami vege' tables, even if they are able to get any at exorbitant rates. According to one of the principal marketmen, " everything is burnt upin Delaware and Jersey. It is dry asa chip." In a week nearly all the fruit and vegetables will rise in price. Already the priceof strawberries has gone up threo to five cents a box, when at this lime of the season limy should have dropped as much. The "green stuff'' now in the market had the benefit of the rains of March and April, but crops grow ing now will he unabie to come to proper maturity, owing to the lack of moisture- Ouo of the market men who usually had a wagou of strawberries arrive every day; during their season received only; four crates yesterday, and they were all so small and dried up that they were useless. Potatoes, which are just beginning to come up through the ground, ought to he healthy young ylauts at this part of the season. Tlie grass is burning in the fie ids and meadows and the outlook ior even a fair cropof hay is slight. The market gardeners hope for enough rain to keep the later crops from being a failure, come soon or harvests will be affected. But it will have to even the Autumnal Among the vegetables that have been In jured by the scarcity of raia are asparagus, tomatoes,lettuce,radishes scullions, spinach, beets, peas aud rbubarb. Farmers from all sectioos of the JState are praying for rain. During the mouth of May there has been but .35 of an Inch ran fall. United States Marshal Wil.iaiu It. Fllnn says that the prospects ior hay are very poor. There is no grass and a fall of rain can do tut little good, Wheat ia some sections is very much damaged by the drought. Collector of Port Houston says there will be a general failure of the hay crop in Sussex county. Unfor tunately the pea crop is maturing. This will cause a heavy loss to the Sussex Jfarmers. The soil of Sussex is light and saudy aud the continu ed drought will be ruinous to the crops. Ho) co ib N< Naval Cadet. F. P. Holcomb, of Now Castle, who was recently appointed a Unit ed States naval cadet, has been suc cessful in his examinations taken before the United States Civil Ser vice Commission on May 12. Sixty five boys took the examinations, and out of this number, thirty-seven were successful. Four hundred and thirty candi dates appeared for the examinations iu both April and May, aud out of this I -r 15 U !..i .■ boon s 1 III!, it. to bo held this year will be in, tuu Naval Academy, June l(i, and it is, expected that nearly 300 will ap pear. Tho physical examinations will take place during June. Joseph Rcskowsky, a laborer at the P. B. & W. car repair shops had his face severely cut this morning. He was cutting a belt when it slip- , ped and a bolt struck him iu the < chin, inflictiug au ugly gash. Do- j tective W. V. Jones closed the | wound with several stitches and the i injured man went to his home 107 . Poplar street. S. R. Suitchor a machinist in the | P. B & W. erecting shops had his i left hand badly mashed this morn ing by a piece of machinery falling W. T. Jones dressed the iu Hurt In 1 *. B. A W. Shops. in it. jured member and Snitcher then: weut to ilia home 1211 Washington | 8 t ree t | The section of tbe temporary rail-! Working On New Trestle road trestle on the so uth side ot the Brandywine creek is about complet- j cd, except the laying of the tracks, j The workcf buliding the trestle to ( the water will he started In a few i davs. Work on the new will not be started on the south side J of the creek until tue work of tilling in Pullman yards is completed. structure i to a Ascension day will bo observed to-morrow in all Catholic, Protest ant and Reformed Episcopal and a number of Lutheran churches. This feast is held each year forty days after Easter iu commemoration ! of tho Savior's asceusiqu. Many j churchmen call it Holy Thursday, Writing iu A. D., St. Angus line calls Ascension day ouo of tho j of festivals supposed to havo been: instituted by tho apostles. Iu the i system of the Episcopal Church, Ascension day ia regarded as one of the very highest festivals set apart in honor of Christ, Proper psalms, proper lessons and proper proface in tho communion service place it ou tho samo footing as Christmas day, Easter aud Whit Sunday. The services are usually bright ened with special music and the altar is decked with flowers and white hangings as symbolical of the joy which characterizes the celebra tion. St. John's Commandory, No. 1, Knights Templar, wilt a tteud spec ial services in Trinity Episcopal Church to-morrow evening, Special services will be held in £t. Andrew's church, Eighth and Shipley streets, at 11 o'clock to morrow mornl&g. .They will be under chqyp <j( jjoy, (j^orge A < i) 0 J DAY SERVICES tho the of ed lie day 1 4 FIERCE FIRE > DESTROYS BIG BUILDING I j 1 . T \ L to The Armory of the First Regiment | N. G. P. at Broad and CallowhlU^ strectoPliiiadelphla was almost com- f loadjPlctely ruined by fire early tbit mom. J ing. The flames were discovered a few minutes after o o'clock by sever-J at, employes in tbe Baldwin Locomo-J j five Works, and a police officer who j happened to pass at the time, The firo broke out in the south, ' west corner of the third floor of the building, and before the iiremen ar-j rived on thescene the blaze had oora-' munica-cdto every section of tha 1 floor. With lightning rapidity the] flames spread, burning completely* through the roof and eating Its way] to the floor below. When the fire-: i First Regiment Armory in Philadelphia Ruined by^ Flames This Morning ■ j I men reached the armory the upperJ Moor was enveloped iu flames, and! it was with considerable difficulty; that the department could approach the blaze. i The wooden lookers lining the rooms on the upper floors, the hun dreds of uniforms, and the various stores in the Quartermaster's De partment proved excellent fuel to the ravishing flames, and they rag ed fiercely, consuming everything they licked. Many of the company: rooms were wrecked, and those that escaped the fury of the flames were gutted by water and damaged byy smoke. j For more thau an hour the fire* men battled with tbe flames before 1 they succeeded in checking and ex^ tinguishing the blaze, The armory will have to ba tern* porarily abandoned. 1 Inquest A<ljourm;tl. Owing to the absence of wit*, nesses before the coroner's inquest! last night in the case of James JJ Snyder, the jury adjourned to meet on Saturday night. Coroner Me*! Cormick to-day summoned the men, who were on the train and who! found Snyder's body on the railroad. 1 Snyder's body was shipped to Roch* ester, N. Y. NEW BOOKS AT THE LIBRARY The following new hooks hav» been received at the library: Reference and General Works — Chamberlain, Bibliography of tho manual arts; Curtis and Cameron, The Copley prints; Henry, Librariauship: what it implies; Inter* national directory ot booksellers and bibliophile's manual, Philosophy and Religion,—-Ander* , 80 °; ThcBible and modern criticism; < Andersoi., Daniel ia the critic's den; Argyll, Iona; Builinci), Age of fable; Cunningham. The church history of Scotland, 2v; Delitzsch, Babol and HiUle; Denney, The death of Christ; Flint, Agnosticism; Ililproeht, Ex Iterations in Bible lauds during the 19tli century; Howard, The story °^ :l young man (a life of Christ);, Lindsay, The church and the minis* try in tho early centuries; M'Laucli com p. . bin. The early Scottish church; Mi vart. The groundwork of science; Presbyterian church in tho U. General assembly. Centennial oc homo missions; Smyth, Through science to faith; Thouias A Kerapis, Do imitations Christi; Wagner, The t hotter way: Watkiusou, Studies iu. Christian character, work aud oxpor* story of Burnt Njal; Hall. History ot lenco. Socio'ogy. — Bailey, The uaturo- study idea; Daseut, trnus., Tha, higher education in Maine; Lane, History of education in Texas; LO| Rossiguol, History of higher oduca-. tionin.Colorado;Plauche, A cyclopao-. dia of costume; Schouler, (Amstitu tional studies, state aud federal; U. S. Subsistence department, Hovr to feed au army. Science. —Briuton, The basis of social relations; Scott, The story of bird lover Useful and Fine .Arts.—Baker, Collegiate church of Stratford-on Avon; Bie, History of the piano* for t aud pianoforte players; Caflin, Ameican, masters of painting; Hammer Eminent actors iti their homes; Johnson, Water supply ami prevention of waste in leading European cities; Linton, Some praoj tical hints on wood-on,qraviug. Literature—Cooke, ed., Tho poets of transcendentalism; Dickons, Poems and verses; Everyma u, A moral play; Mathews, Tho groat jeouversers, aud other essays. To Attend Services bundny. Bishop Monaghan recently sent a special invitation to the San Antonio Society, through Carmen Di Mara, tho president, to take part in the exercises of Sunday afternoon wiion the cornerstone of the now church St. Thomas the Apostle will le laid. The society last night decid to attend the exercises and wilt headed by the First Regiment Baud of 25 pieces. THE WEAl'UEll. Fair to-night aud cooler; Thurs day fair, light variable winds. The thermometer at W. C. Taylor's drug store 302 King street to-day rog« stored as follows; o'clock to o'eloVt lo'eloe'i 88 83 1?